The Napa Pain Institute was founded in 1992 by Dr. Eric Grigsby, a national leader in the field of Pain Management who has devoted his life to advancing techniques and treatment methods to alleviate chronic pain. At the Napa Pain Institute, our providers seek a thorough understanding of the origin of patients’ pain issues and offer the latest techniques for the treatment of chronic pain. Through integrated clinical practice, research, and education, our caring, committed team are your partners in whole-patient health care, offering world-class treatment and support for those suffering from a range of debilitating chronic illnesses that result in ongoing pain.
At the Napa Pain Institute, our mission is to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of our community here in the north Bay Area by bringing more than two decades of experience in whole-patient care to the management of chronic pain. Our work is driven by our core value: the needs of our patients come first.
Eric Grigsby, MD MBA
Dr. Eric Grigsby enjoys a national reputation for excellence in the field of Pain Management. He has a background as a researcher, teacher and clinician, and brings over 25 years of clinical experience to the Napa Pain Institute. Dr. Grigsby attended elementary and secondary school in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He formed an interest in Pain Management as a career while working at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
After graduating from Boston University Medical School in 1984, Dr. Grigsby trained in General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was then invited to join the Medical Staff and teach at the Mayo Medical School until moving to California in 1989. The Dean of the University of California at Davis Medical Center then invited Dr. Grigsby to establish their first Pain Management Center, where he served as Medical Director until 1992. Following his post at UC Davis, Dr. Grigsby established his private Pain Management practice in Napa, California.
Today, he and his staff of over 25 professionals consult with patients from throughout Northern California and the western United States, and now Kauai and the Hawaiian Islands. More recently, Dr Grigsby completed his Masters in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He speaks nationally on topics such as non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, the safe use of medications for treatment of pain, and the legal and regulatory issues relating to proper treatment of patients with chronic illness.
Ramesh M. Singa, MD, MHS
Ramesh M. Singa, MD, MHS was born in Chicago. He earned degrees in biomedical engineering and public health from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. He then returned to Chicago for medical training from Rush Medical College. Dr. Singa trained in general surgery at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, completed his anesthesiology residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey and his medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, where he was trained by world leaders in the latest techniques for almost all pain disorders.
Dr. Singa’s interest in pain management began during his anesthesia residency, where he witnessed pain patients flourish under his mentor’s specialized care. He continues to utilize best practice procedural interventions in his practice and also recognizes the importance of compassion, commitment, and composure to help his patients more completely and more rapidly achieve their pain management goals.
Gail McGlothlen, DNP RN-BC CNS
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Kim Bellows, PA-C
Advanced Practice Provider
Kimberly Schwartz, FNP-BC
Advanced Practice Provider
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